The Brunswick centre was quick to react to the needs of the local community. We provided assistance to hundreds of families in Balornock and Barmulloch and continue to do so. Have a look below at some of the incredible work we done throughout the pandemic.
We launched food drive to support the individuals and families in the Balornock area.
We set up a quarantined storage area in our centre to allow a safe space which can allow food parcels to be prepared by volunteers.
Then we started accepting food donations from the community that we could then distribute to those in need.
If members willing to donate could not make it to the centre we would go pick up there food donations.
To get the message out to the community we created and delivered flyers to houses locally so that they have a point of contact if things escalate.
We also pay fuel costs and power and gas and let the community know of other support they can receive to help them keep there energy meter running.
Our local volunteers helped us deliver food packages to our community.
Our amazing partners over at The Glenburn Centre helping us get restocked for the weeks ahead
We were contacted by the staff at Stobhill Hospital (Jura Ward) to spread a bit of Easter cheer. Knowing that we are down with the Easter Bunny, they asked for him to go up & raise the staff's spirits & provide the good boys & girls with some eggs
Today we started our Easter Programme. We provided lunch everyday for the kids over the two easter holiday weeks to help you out.
The Urban Fox Programme kindly gave us 50 activity packs for our kids. Our thanks to Debbie, James & all the team! Then our volunteers & staff got a wee surprise present from the Brunswick Board for all the hard work over the past few weeks, another good day done!
We were asked to start a socially distanced community event to alleviate the boredom of lockdown. So we have came up with Street Bingo events for single streets in Balornock & Barmulloch areas. We provided the caller, bingo cards & prizes
We launched our exciting project Brunny Digital Library with our local primary schools, this provision ensures all young people with no digital access have mobile data & a tablet to access their school work through our #NoBorders project.
We were super excited to be able to have the kids back at then centre! Everyone had a fantastic time.
We identified mental health & in particular Mens mental health is a significant challenge for our communities moving forward. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Glasgow Mental Health Support Group to provide Men’s mental health support to the communities of #Balornock & #Barmulloch.
Today saw the launch of our newly created women’s mental health group,